instakill melee in a FPS game is just about as ironic as it could get. Shooting should be the priority of reflexes and that is where skill can be developed. After getting good at shooting, no one should get punished by a knife for doing what was intended. We have hipfire with cross hairs, we don't need knives. --- Xbox Live: Parallel Walker PSN: Echo_Resonance
There's more than reaction time involved with knifing. Older cod games I'd say you're on to something there, but not with the way the game is currently setup. For example, when someone gets within knifing range of me, no matter what I do, I aim straight down to the ground. Aim assist pulls my crosshairs straight to my feet. If I knife when I'm like that, obviously nothing happens. It takes a while to get out of that situation, flip around and locate the enemy. By that time I'm normally dead. I can get the knife lunge every once in a while but I just end up knifing the air then drop dead. It's why I don't knife in cod games anymore. Lag comp has everything to do with if your knife will work or not now, whereas in older cod games knifing was an alright option in emergency situations. Sorry, but not being able to turn off aim assist and being on the bad side of lag comp make even knifing a hard task. --- http://www.youtube.com/Saizen13
I think the only thing that needs to change with knifing is the speed of it depending on how long it would take to ready the knife.
2 handed guns have a slower knife speed. (need to get the knife from having your hand up, out in front of you). ARs, 2 Handed SMGs, etc. 1 handed guns have the current knife speed. (a hand is free, so it's likely to be closer to the knife). 1 handed SMGs, 1 handed pistols. Tac Knife has the current fast speed, as it is already there. Akimbo has no knife. You're already close range, and have two guns to hipfire with, you don't need a knife. --- "Gary was here. Ash is a loser!" = Greatest Tramp Stamp Ever
Look, this is what you need to ask yourself, "Do I hate dropshotting or knifing more?"
Any nerf to knifing will result in an increase in dropshotters. If you don't like dropshotting, stop asking for the knife to be nerfed.
I don't have a problem with either, but I find it amazing that some people are shortsighted enough to ask for a nerf to the knife but then complain about dropshotting. --- "If you could care less about something then all you're telling us is that you do care at least a little bit."